Intellareturn uses a low cost version of a smart card fitted with radio-frequency chips (sometimes called RF identification, or RFID, tags). The chip, which is a small-integrated wireless circuit, can be applied within a self-adhesive label.
These Return ID Stamps contain valuable information about an item for tracking and tracing ownership. They mark the identity of an object and use wireless capabilities to broadcast information such as location and other data to trigger return processing and send payment information.
People hold a product—or package containing the Stamp—within about one foot of a terminal or reader, which uses wireless transmissions to process a return or shipment exchange event.
The Stamp integrates into existing IT infrastructures using standard network protocols. This includes cryptographically secure signatures with the ability to update stored data using real-time Internet data queries linked to product ownership and lifecycle events.